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A CALL TO END THE STIGMASATTACHED TO MENTAL ILLNESS         Holland Stocker
‘Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma andbias shame us all.’ - President Bill Clinton                   ...
‘But the hard truth is, in too many of our communities and in too many ofour hearts, mental illness is misunderstood and f...
‘We know that mental illness is not something thathappens to other people. It touches us all.’ - Tipper Gore              ...
‘Why then is mental illness met with so much misunderstandingand fear? We have come so far in the diagnosis and treatment ...
‘Too many people with mental illness are denied theopportunity to fully participate in American life.’ - President Clinton...
‘Many live in fear that they will lose theirjobs, their home, or their health benefits iftheir condition becomes known.’ - ...
‘One of the most widely believed and mostdamaging myths is that mental illness is apersonal failure, not a physical diseas...
‘We must start by talking honestly about theproblem...’ - President Clinton      At age      fourteen      everything     ...
‘These myths dont just harm people with mental disorders; they hurt all of us.’ - Tipper Gore                             ...
‘But left untreated, mental illness can spiral out of control, and so can the cost of mental health care.’ - President Cli...
‘Increasingly, we are learning that many mentaldisorders are biological in nature and can bemedically treated—in some case...
‘New drugs and better community healthservices are making it possible for even thosewith the most severe disorders to live...
‘One in four Americans has a family memberwith a mental illness; and virtually everyAmerican has a friend, a neighbor, or ...
‘One in four Americans has a family memberwith a mental illness; and virtually everyAmerican has a friend, a neighbor, or ...
‘Too many people with mental illness are denied the opportunity to fullyparticipate in American life.’ - President Clinton...
‘We must all do our part to break the silence about mental illness.’ - Tipper Gore                                        ...
‘Every day, in every community in America, millions of Americansand their families face the problem of mental illness.’ - ...
‘One out of ten children suffers from some form of mentalillness, from mild depression to serious mental disease. Butfewer...
‘Together, we will replace stigma with acceptance,ignorance with understanding, fear with new hopefor the future. Together...
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  1. 1. A CALL TO END THE STIGMASATTACHED TO MENTAL ILLNESS Holland Stocker
  2. 2. ‘Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma andbias shame us all.’ - President Bill Clinton s attached to The stigma rong. illnes s are w m ental Education and understand ing need to made univ be ersal.
  3. 3. ‘But the hard truth is, in too many of our communities and in too many ofour hearts, mental illness is misunderstood and feared.’ - President Clinton However, the it is hard to address because mental illness is not visible and the topic and frequently avoided.
  4. 4. ‘We know that mental illness is not something thathappens to other people. It touches us all.’ - Tipper Gore is ily t. fam en and reatm ds g t rien kin m f see fro en ort t wh pp an Su ort imp
  5. 5. ‘Why then is mental illness met with so much misunderstandingand fear? We have come so far in the diagnosis and treatment ofmental illness, but our attitudes have lagged far behind.’ - TipperGore any s, m sti gma the o seek . u e to aid t ent er, d oo afr f judgm wev re t Ho le a r fe ar o p peo nt fo tme trea
  6. 6. ‘Too many people with mental illness are denied theopportunity to fully participate in American life.’ - President Clinton en tal withm eo ple lly’. en t, p ‘no rma e atm tion Wit h tr nf unc s ca ill nes
  7. 7. ‘Many live in fear that they will lose theirjobs, their home, or their health benefits iftheir condition becomes known.’ - Tipper Gore Having personally dealt with mental illness, I know it wasn’t until I was willing to accept help that I got better.
  8. 8. ‘One of the most widely believed and mostdamaging myths is that mental illness is apersonal failure, not a physical disease.’ - Tipper Gore my f ather a th of red. ter t he de s left scar Af I wa t age ten, a Changes were obvious, but I remained relatively ‘normal’ for some time afterward.
  9. 9. ‘We must start by talking honestly about theproblem...’ - President Clinton At age fourteen everything began to c o I suffered from l post-traumatic l stress disorder, a which led to p depression and s severe anxiety. e.
  10. 10. ‘These myths dont just harm people with mental disorders; they hurt all of us.’ - Tipper Gore Fo r an entire summer I would not leave the house, and I would stay at home from school or leave early du e to unmanageable and frequent panic attacks.
  11. 11. ‘But left untreated, mental illness can spiral out of control, and so can the cost of mental health care.’ - President ClintonMy heart raced. My throatbecame dry. My thoughtswere uncontrollable. Iwas afraid,embarrassed, andunwilling to admit I was“crazy”.
  12. 12. ‘Increasingly, we are learning that many mentaldisorders are biological in nature and can bemedically treated—in some cases, more effectivelythan illnesses like heart disease.’ - Tipper Gore ry 2 007 nua lly, in Ja eek Fina ded to s the I de ci t. It was n de. tme ion I ma trea ecis b est d
  13. 13. ‘New drugs and better community healthservices are making it possible for even thosewith the most severe disorders to livehealthier, more productive lives.’ - TipperGore or t f ter is a og d l ol an y ch s .I a ps ear rist w wo y iat e. I sa t ch cin er psy di ov a me saw on nt I got better. we
  14. 14. ‘One in four Americans has a family memberwith a mental illness; and virtually everyAmerican has a friend, a neighbor, or acolleague with a mental illness.’ - Tipper Gore upport d the s and e whil e I ha tors, All th ily, my doc fam of my riends I had told. I the few f listened. talked . They I got better.
  15. 15. ‘One in four Americans has a family memberwith a mental illness; and virtually everyAmerican has a friend, a neighbor, or acolleague with a mental illness.’ - Tipper Gore upport d the s and e whil e I ha tors, All th ily, my doc fam of my riends I had told. I the few f listened. talked . They I got better.
  16. 16. ‘Too many people with mental illness are denied the opportunity to fullyparticipate in American life.’ - President Clinton Without their support I never would have spent summers in Germany or have gone away from home for college.Grüße ausHeidelberg!
  17. 17. ‘We must all do our part to break the silence about mental illness.’ - Tipper Gore know le d on’t eop een ny p ve b Ma at I ha not wh I am gh. t hrou d, but I hers ash ame tha t ot nize erstand. cog und re wil l not
  18. 18. ‘Every day, in every community in America, millions of Americansand their families face the problem of mental illness.’ - Tipper GoreHowever, because ofthe support I had, Iwas able toovercome my illnessand be who I wantedto be.
  19. 19. ‘One out of ten children suffers from some form of mentalillness, from mild depression to serious mental disease. Butfewer than 20 percent receive proper treatment.’ - President Clinton It is a ta boo top affects m ic, and illions o yet it worldwi f people de. No o ashame ne shou d of hav ld be illness. ing a m ental
  20. 20. ‘Together, we will replace stigma with acceptance,ignorance with understanding, fear with new hopefor the future. Together, we will build a strongernation for the new century, leaving no one behind.’ -President Clinton Just Listen.
  21. 21. Resources: Images: Slide 1: http://www.katemclaughlin.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/mental-illness2.jpg Slide 2: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Recovery/KnowledgeIsPower/Stigma/~/media/health/mentalHealth/recovery/bigotrySign.ashx Slide 3: http://trendsupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/workplace-discrimination.jpg Slide 4: http://www.tyc.state.tx.us/programs/family_handbook/images/handbook_cover.gif Slide 5: http://www.bipolarlifestyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/MentalIllnessAwareness.jpg Slide 6: http://www.burgsimpson.com/images/discrimination.jpg Slide 7: http://scienceblogs.com/thoughtfulanimal/2010/11/05/mentalillness.jpg Slide 8: http://www.suzannesutton.com/_borders/anguish.jpg Slide 9: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4606907454_36171157df.jpg Slide 10: http://www.realbollywood.com/news/up_images/11119556.jpg Slide 11: http://depressiontreatmenthelp.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/anxiety-attacks-symptoms-facts.jpg Slide 12: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OEoNzDCQX5s/TCJHN0iK1mI/AAAAAAAACwA/P8yxJ9B9Pk4/s400/Lucy+the+psychiatrist.gif Slide 13: http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/pills2.gif Slide 14: http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01593/images/Family%20Support.gif Slide 15: Own Image Slide 16: http://www.portalhunt.com/site/images/stories/secret.jpg Slide 17: http://empax.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/crowd-in-the-rain.jpg Slide 18: http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/i/j0187159.gif Quotes: The American Presidency Project: The President’s Radio Address - June 5, 1999: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=57689&st=mental +illness&st1=#axzz1GSJIselFThe American Presidency Project: Remarks at the White House Conference on Mental Health - June 7, 1999: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php? pid=57691&st=mental+illness&st1=#axzz1GSJIselF

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